The source for information about the Academy's many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources and much more.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Learn more about each of the divisions in the Department of Pediatrics and their faculty; providing leadership in research, education and patient care.
This evidence-based content, updated regularly by nearly 10,000 attributed physician authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on nearly 7,000 diseases and disorders and is richly illustrated with some 30,000 multimedia files.
Pediatrics (the official journal of the AAP)
Pediatrics in Review
Journal of Pediatrics
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
KnowledgeMap (KM) is a web application developed at Vanderbilt to enhance medical education. It is based on a rigorous, score-based concept indexer (the KM concept indexer) that identifies UMLS concepts in uploaded full-text documents. We have built tools to search documents, identify relevant pubmed searches, and identify where certain "metaconcepts" topics are taught. In addition, the program includes course management and calendaring features, as well as automatic document conversion.
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called "the voice of CDC," the MMWR series is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.
Since its publication in 1995, the APA/COMSEP General Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum has been adopted by more than 90% of the Pediatric Clerkships in the North America. The broad goal of the General Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum is to provide an educational roadmap to build a program of medical student education in Pediatrics not just in the clerkship year but throughout the entire medical school experience. The most recent revision in 2005 makes the Curriculum an explicitly competency-based curriculum, sets standards for core competencies to be achieved during the clerkship experience, and outlines an approach to meet the standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
UpToDate is an electronic information resource - available on the Web, desktop, and PDA. UpToDate covers more than 7,700 topics in 14 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text, graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 260,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months.
Our Pediatric Residency Program provides a broad-based general pediatrics education while also preparing its graduates for further subspecialty training.